Irene_van_Nunen
Irene_van_Nunen

Hans



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16 Comments | Report
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots December 18, 2014
Great portrait shot!
Jo-AnnGallagher PRO+
 
Jo-AnnGallagher February 18, 2015
Great portrait.
terryacregan-leidigh
 
terryacregan-leidigh February 18, 2015
Well Done!
ismayaagus
 
ismayaagus February 18, 2015
nice bw
Chrissimpson01
 
Chrissimpson01 February 18, 2015
Beautiful lived in face, well captured
AlenaRosePhoto
 
AlenaRosePhoto February 18, 2015
Beautiful use of black and white
jennip
 
jennip February 19, 2015
wonderful character shoot. Perfect for B&W. Well done
rickvafias
 
rickvafias February 21, 2015
Really done well. Good job!
A+
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots May 23, 2015
Congrats!
thierryvouillamoz
 
thierryvouillamoz August 07, 2016
Congratulation.
henemark99 PRO+
 
henemark99 August 07, 2016
Excellent shot!!!
YvonneJeaK PRO+
 
YvonneJeaK August 07, 2016
Outstanding. Congratulations
Neckbone
 
Neckbone August 12, 2017
Nice capture! Great edit!
ChristyRStanford
 
ChristyRStanford September 15, 2017
This is a great photograph. The detail is wonderful.
Pidge815 PRO+
 
Pidge815 September 27, 2017
Great capture!
ARUHAM_27
 
ARUHAM_27 December 05, 2017
Wow! nice shot

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Behind The Lens

Location
In the hallway of the apartment building I was then living in.
Time
At the end of the afternoon.
Lighting
The natural lighting was great at that time and because of the light colors in the hallway I had reflection of the light. Great light on Hans' face and in his eyes.
Equipment
My Nikon D90 and a 50 mm, 1.8 lens. Such a great lens!
Inspiration
I always wanted to take a picture of Hans, my neighbour. because of his friendly face and his striking lightblue eyes. When I came back home and came across him in the hallway on that very warm summers day I had to ask him if I could take a picture, haha. I quickly grabbed my camera in my appartment and this picture is the second one I made. So we acted very spontaneously. it was the right moment and the right place. In our hallway! Because of Hans' blue eyes I was in doubt if I really should make the picture black and white, but I very soon knew B&W was the best choice.
Editing
I used Nik software Silver Efex Pro to make a B&W photo with lots of contrast, to emphasise all the features of the face.
In my camera bag
A nikon D750, a 50 mm, a 105 mm and a 80-400 lens. Recently I bought a 24-120 lens. Didn't use it much, yet.
Feedback
It's always good to pay attention to your neighbours, maybe you can take a great picture of them too!

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